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Do People Actually Want To Sell The Guns They Advertise??

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I sent a message to someone on another site about a firearm they had for sale. Due to the price, I asked a couple of questions. They got back to me asking if I was a serious buyer and where I was located. I told them I was and where I was. Then they sent a message that somehow got messed up, as I couldn't read it. So, I sent another message. I haven't heard a peep from them since. Why do people not respond and leave you hanging?? Do you really want to sell the firearm you advertised, or do you just create ads for no reason??

The firearm in question is a Glock 34, with a Wolf barrel, Zez trigger, and a magwell. The price is really good, which is why I was interested.

Okay. Rant over.
 
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Do you really want to sell the firearm you advertised, or do you just create ads for no reason??
The glans penis selling the gun wants you to pay 100% of his asking price and if you indicate (by asking questions) that you know about what you're talking, he's going to think the prospective buyer (you) will back-out of the deal once you actually lay eyes upon the piece for sale. He wants every penny, is unwilling to negotiate and is impatient with buyers who ask too many questions. I think you ought to let this one go and consider yourself ahead of his game...
 

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A sale is like a relationship, it takes two willing parties. Like NV said, this seller just saved you time and hassle...
 
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Lol!
I feel your pain, 1971Chevelle.
Ill offer up another potential explanation.
"Some" people are so ingrained in the instant gratification syndrome, it extends into buying and selling without them ever realizing it. Their lives are so "Go, go, go", they forget all about anything else. My guess is your seller ran into a guy who said ill take it right now, thus presenting him with a situation where he doesn't have to answer questions, etc.
Anyone who expressed interest before, but maybe not as much eagerness to buy as the guy you don't know about, is quickly "Ghosted"... and if the sale was successful, you'll never hear from that guy again.

Another couple short options are: Dude is strung out on something hence scrambled message that probably made perfect sense to him as he wrote it. His fix panic is over, he came up with the money by whoring his grandma, and now sober is probably wondering wtf is this guy talking about I'm not selling my gun.

Dude is a chronic Porn surfer, and his machine is now infected with the electronic equivalent of a dose of the clap.

Something that always irked me was when you post an ad, price, picture, and Douche Magiillicutty throws out the lowball right in your ad (not even by PM), before even having whatever it is in his Phallic Manipulators. Come see what I got before you try your hand at rectally raping me. Make that offer to my face and deal with the shame of it being rejected. "Most" people that have something, have some idea of what it's worth. If your whole end game as a buyer is to get over on the seller, maybe you'd better take a second look and think about it if he agrees to sell to you. I guarantee there's a chance if he offered it for sale for 500.00 but you got the screaming deal of 350.00, he knew it was only worth 300.00 when he started to sell.
Typically I answer lowballs with "Maybe you should come see it before making an offer, it'll save both of us allot of time." Has a tendency to get what you're looking for, which is serious buyers. The lowballer has instant gratification problems, too, only his revolve around him thinking he's getting over on everyone, so the price is always the challenge and the win to him.

Locally on this board, I'm just as interested in fostering relationships as I am in other people's stuff.
 
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Pro Tip: When making your add, if you are firm on the price, SAY SO!
I find it's a lot easier to state your terms up front!

This is my Asking Price! $........
No Negotiations!
No Offers, No Trades!
 
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Pro Tip: When making your ad, if you are firm on the price, SAY SO!
I find it's a lot easier to state your terms up front!

This is my Asking Price! $........
No Negotiations!
No Offers, No Trades!
This sort of sales tactic will make the prospective buyer really ask himself if he wants to buy or to just kick your tires (aka waste your time). If it was me and I saw this sales profile, I'd probably just let it go and convince myself I really didn't need to buy whatever was being sold. Worst loss I could suffer is to save the money I might have spent. I'm like this when I deign to buy something with my credit card. I take a second and ask myself do I really want to buy this thing?

Cash is quick and easy to spend. A credit card takes a minute or two for the transaction to process. I consider that brief interval and allow the small voice in the back of my mind ask my better angels if I really, really want to buy what I have in my hand as I stand in the aisle or wherever I am, short of being at the cash register itself. It does happen that I nix the sale right there, right in front of the shelves. It's more infrequent that I nix the sale at the cash register, but I have in the past. When you think before you buy, you usually are not dissatisfied with your purchase at a later time. It's kind of like marrying too quickly...
 
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Pro Tip: When making your add, if you are firm on the price, SAY SO!
I find it's a lot easier to state your terms up front!

This is my Asking Price! $........
No Negotiations!
No Offers, No Trades!
I advertise just like this and still get lowball offers. Of course I don’t reply to them but I get them. Every once in a while I’ll get that real A-Hole who wants to compare his “custom” Palmetto State Armory AR-15 to say my top of the line Yankee Hill or BCM or Daniel Defense etc telling me hell give me half my asking price. Those guys I set up a meeting about 45 mins away from them after I concede that they’re right and I’m wrong about price, then I never show up. I’ll pull the ad down and try again later. Lol
 
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This sort of sales tactic will make the prospective buyer really ask himself if he wants to buy or to just kick your tires (aka waste your time). If it was me and I saw this sales profile, I'd probably just let it go and convince myself I really didn't need to buy whatever was being sold. Worst loss I could suffer is to save the money I might have spent. I'm like this when I deign to buy something with my credit card. I take a second and ask myself do I really want to buy this thing?

Cash is quick and easy to spend. A credit card takes a minute or two for the transaction to process. I consider that brief interval and allow the small voice in the back of my mind ask my better angels if I really, really want to buy what I have in my hand as I stand in the aisle or wherever I am, short of being at the cash register itself. It does happen that I nix the sale right there, right in front of the shelves. It's more infrequent that I nix the sale at the cash register, but I have in the past. When you think before you buy, you usually are not dissatisfied with your purchase at a later time. It's kind of like marrying too quickly...
I generally obsess over any large purchase and really weigh whether I want, and will use that item in the future. Firearms and or accessories are exclusively a cash purchase. Always. Either I have the available extra money to spend on it - or I don’t buy.
 
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I sent a message to someone on another site about a firearm they had for sale. Due to the price, I asked a couple of questions. They got back to me asking if I was a serious buyer and where I was located. I told them I was and where I was. Then they sent a message that somehow got messed up, as I couldn't read it. So, I sent another message. I haven't heard a peep from them since. Why do people not respond and leave you hanging?? Do you really want to sell the firearm you advertised, or do you just create ads for no reason??

The firearm in question is a Glock 34, with a Wolf barrel, Zez trigger, and a magwell. The price is really good, which is why I was interested.

Okay. Rant over.
Boy HOWDY!
You just managed to shoot my blood pressure through the ROOF with this post! LOL
You struck a nerve with me and posted on a topic that is a pet peeve of mine that usually results in me becoming ever more the recluse and eschewing wanting to deal with Peckerwood types for that very reason. Makes me want to just dig a deeper Man Cave and hunker down and let the world burn to Hell! Grrr.
Honestly, I have never, EVER, made a penny in profit when selling a firearm IN MY LIFE!
I've always tried to find a good home for a gun I might be letting go and sell it for what I paid for it or even a little less since it was considered "used" after I'd shot it over the years.
So ANY price I posted was, quite frankly, below market value but I hoped it was going to someone who would teach others to shoot, etc., and pay it forward, so to speak.
But there comes a Dickweed who intends to lowball the asking price with the stated intent to Flip it for profit.
I shouldn't be upset that they want to make a profit. Hell's Bells, I'm a firm believer in Capitalism myself, but for them to try to jip (gip?) me down or convince me I'd be doing the world AND myself a blessing by GIVING it to them or, (get this...it actually HAPPENED!) pay THEM to take it off my hands because they have to drive to make the meeting place!!
The GALL of some people's kids, I SWEAR! THOSE are the types I want to dip in a vat of boiling oil then roll 'em around in some feathers.
Cheese and RICE!
I guess I am too nice for my own good or maybe just too naive, but, like you, think it is rude that some idgits want to play games and take advantage of others or just fail to respond and advise that other arrangements have occured which would prevent the continued sale or listing of whatever.
I blame it on poor parenting in their family members. Damned Whippersnappers!!
I hope you have a safe transaction and get what you are hoping for or at least don't become as jaded as THIS old Curmudgeon has become.
Overnout
 
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Yes, I think people really do want to sell what they advertise. They just want to get back every penny initially spent on the potential sale. Some people never learn that things just don't go that way every time. I suspect you could get more back on the sale of a mint 1970 Chevelle SS 454 than what you paid for it nearly fifty years ago. But why would you be so dumb as to sell such a fabulous car?

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I cheated on a typing test in the 7th grade....
The teacher caught me, grabbed me beneath my bicep and pinched it enough to cause pain. My reaction was a left hook to his nose, resulting in his bloody nose, my trip to the principal’s office and suspension from school.

My risk vs reward scale was out of calibration.
 

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